Sneha V Kanitkar

Patent Attorney & IP Management consultant

As a Patent attorney & Innovation life-cycle professional, I have 6+ years experience in Intellectual Property Management, Technology Transfer,  Business Development, Company Law, Agreements& contracts, Patent analytics, prosecution & IP Portfolio planning  from premier research institutes (like CSIR-India, BARC, IITs etc)  & Technology-driven businesses across Life-science & engineering domains.

Only recently, I was a Senior Technology transfer associate with CSIR-Tech Pvt Ltd, the Technology commercialization arm of CSIR India wherein I focused on evaluating commercialization potential of inventions, identifying scientific capabilities, technology mining & Business Development.

 I have provided voluntary leadership to an IP Facilitation center & have experience interacting closely with more than 100 innovators to help secure IPRs like Trademarks, patents, copyright, designs etc for building strategic assets for the businesses. I have also worked voluntarily at Venture Center – the Tech Business Incubator of NCL. My earlier experience includes helping managing IP portfolio in the NCL Innovations group of CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory as a Scientist Fellow. I have been awarded with Director’s commendation award (NCL) & CSIR Technology Award (for technology marketing and business development) during my tenure at NCL Innovations.

A registered Patent Attorney, I am an alumnus of the National Law School, Bangalore with dual specialization in Intellectual Property & Corporate laws. I have a Bachelors’ degree in Pharmacy & a Master’s degree in Business Law. I am also an IP Facilitator under Govt of India’s Start-up IP Protection (SIPP) scheme.

My most recent endeavor is to help build an IP savvy ecosystem amongst the individual innovators & the academia by providing IP consultancy services & IPR training workshops.